Limestone College

Limestone is an accredited, independent, coeducational, four-year liberal arts institution and a Christian, non-denominational college. Our programs lead to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Social Work, Associate of Arts, or Associate of Science degree.

When Limestone was established in 1845, it was the first women’s college in South Carolina and one of the first in the United States. In the late 1960s, Limestone became fully coeducational.

Today, Limestone enrolls 700 traditional day students on our main campus and 2,800 Extended Campus students at 12 sites in South Carolina and on the Internet. Our total enrollment is approximately 3,500.

Our day students experience a small, friendly, caring campus where they are known as individuals, not as numbers. They are challenged by well-educated and dedicated faculty, who genuinely care for the individual student. Beyond the classroom, our students participate in a wide variety of clubs, organizations, and 18 NCAA Division II athletic teams. They develop friendships which last a lifetime.

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United States

Limestone College
Phone: 800.795.7151

College Photos (5)

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Sample Student Art Work (15)

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Location and Getting there

Driving Directions from Major Highways and Airports:

From Columbia, SC (95 South - 85 South):
Take Interstate 26 west to Interstate 85 north. Take 85 north to exit 92, then right on Floyd Baker Blvd for 2 miles. After crossing the railroad tracks, at the first traffic light, turn right on Limestone St. for 3/10 of a mile. After the second traffic light, turn left on College Drive for 1 mile. College Drive ends at the front entrance of Limestone College.

From the North East:
Take Interstate 95 south. Pick up Interstate 85 south approximately 20-25 miles south of Richmond, VA. Take 85 south to SC exit 92, then left on Floyd Baker Blvd for 2 miles. After crossing the railroad tracks, at the first traffic light, turn right on Limestone St. for 3/10 of a mile. After the second traffic light, turn left on College Drive for 1 mile. College Drive ends at the front entrance of Limestone College.

From Interstate 81:
Take Interstate 81 south to Interstate 77 south. Take 77 into Charlotte, NC. In Charlotte you will pick up Interstate 85 south. Take 85 south to SC exit 92, then left on Floyd Baker Blvd for 2 miles. After crossin...  [ Read All ]

Department and information about the department

The Art Department at Limestone College seeks to develop the creative potential of its majors and to equip students for future careers in art. Specifically, the Department's objectives are to provide students with a sound foundation for work-related experiences in art, to prepare students for advanced degrees in their particular fields, to develop students' visual perception and sensitivity with an understanding of the aesthetic process, and to afford students a traditional and comprehensive background in the liberal arts. Small classes and close student-faculty interaction are the foundation for developing those objectives.  

Academic Staff and Description

The Art Department offers majors in Studio Art, Art Education, and a concentration in Graphic Arts. We offer the best of two worlds, a curriculum that is flexible and constantly updated and facilities which are housed within an historic setting. We take pride in guiding our majors in becoming artists who are competitive and prepared for employment as teachers, graphic artists, free-lance artists, as well as for graduate school. Students are eligible for numerous scholarships as well as internships for upper level classmates. Lab assistantships and work studyprograms are also available. Because the department is small, the two full-time professors function as mentors to each student and work with students one-on-one.  

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News and Events

February 13 , 2007:

Professor Releases CD of Civil War Music:

Limestone College Professor of Music Dr. David B. Thompson has released a compact disc of Civil War piano music by Southern composers entitled Confederates at the Keyboard.
The album comes after the overwhelming success of his live presentation “Confederates at the Keyboard – Piano Music During the Civil War Era.”
These compact discs are available for $15 from the Development Office at Limestone College. A portion of every purchase goes directly into the Campaign to Restore the Winnie Davis Hall of History.


As Alumni of Limestone College, former students -- old and new -- remain members of the Limestone College family. And as family, we stick together through good and bad times. We're enjoying tremendous growth and success these days: increased day student enrollment, an extremely popular Extended Campus program, and a steady, sure renovation program for our historic campus buildings. So much of that success is due to the many alumni who have contributed their time, talent, and treasure to Limestone College's future -- and for that we are thankful beyond measure.  

Student Facilities

The recently renovated Dobson Student Center is where a lot of student activities take place. Here students can participate in everything from study groups to pool tournaments to open mic sessions to holiday parties. What else can you find at the Student Center?

Fooseball Tournaments
Coffee house
Musical performers
CPR training
Speakers for health programs
Movie nights
Ice cream socials
Dessert nights
Super Saturday open house
Campus organizational meetings
Photo setting for yearbook
RA training/programs and socials  

Student Support

Part of the reason you came to Limestone College was to prepare yourself for life beyond college. Our Career Services is committed to providing an array of services to assist you wherever you are on your career path. Whether you are seeking your first job or transitioning into a new field, we are here to help.  

Student Life

Limestone College offers many opportunities for students to get involved in numerous organizations. Of course, student activity doesn't only occur at the student center. It takes place throughout the campus. Our Intramural Athletic Program uses the resources of Limestone College's excellent athletic complex: an indoor Olympic pool, eight lighted tennis courts with tennis pavilion, baseball and softball fields, a jogging trail, and a soccer/lacrosse field.

Students also contribute to The Calciid, the Limestone College yearbook, and The Candelabra, the student literary magazine of poems, essays, short stories, and art; the best student works are honored at Awards Day in the Spring.

And college life simply wouldn't exist without student organizations. Limestone College students participate in leadership programs, musical, religious, and academic organizations.  


At Limestone College, your quality of life starts in the residence hall. Each of our rooms is fitted with Internet access, local phone service, cable, and refrigerator outlets. More importantly, entering students find an easy access to social life through their hall life. Every semester students can attend different programs on their halls. Programs like all-night movies and pizza parties help students socialize and meet people; programs on study skills and relationships, or community service programs help students to adjust to college life.

There are two full-time Resident Director and each hall has highly trained student Resident Assistants. Resident Assistants ease the transition from your home life to campus life. They welcome new students, refer students to many academic, social, and counseling resources, track and report maintenance and housekeeping needs, and maintain an orderly community of learning for residents on the hall.

We allow students who are living with their families and commuting from home to live off campus. We require students to live on-campus when they have fewer than 90 hours of college credit...  [ Read All ]

How To Apply

As a candidate for admission to Limestone College, you are evaluated as an individual.

To apply for the Day Program, each applicant must submit the required $25 application fee, an official high school transcript, all college tanscripts (if applicable), and SAT or ACT scores. Candidates for admission may take advantage of the online application. Limestone waives the $25 application fee for online applicants and for those who visit the campus. If you are currently enrolled in classes at another institution at the time of your application to Limestone College, please have final transcripts sent to Limestone when your classes are complete. Completed application forms should be submitted before February 1, the priority date. While applications are taken throughhout the summer months, the applications received before February 1 are given priority for admissions and financial aid.

Although a personal interview is not required, it is highly recommended. We would like to show you the campus and have you meet students, faculty, and staff members so that you can get a true sense of what life at Limestone College could mean for you.
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Visit us (open days)

The best way to decide whether Limestone College is the right fit for you is to visit us. Our admission counselors will be happy to help you organize your visit to Limestone College anytime.

You may contact the admissions department by calling 1-800-795-7151.